Everything is complicated if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

Wallace Stevens

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Edwin Louis Cole Mediocre men work at their best men seeking excellence strive to do better.
Donna Rice But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past.
Christopher Lasch In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
Benjamin Disraeli We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Dave Freudenthal Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.
David Herbert Lawrence The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home.
Jimmy Carter I don't want to tell President Obama how to make a speech. He's a much better speech maker than I am. But I think always to tell the truth in a sometimes blatant way, even though it might be temporarily unpopular, is the best approach.
Kevin Kelly The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time.
Allyson Felix I have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift.
Eric Cantona I like to stay at home and make cinema in my head.
Joyce Carol Oates If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
Desi Arnaz Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.
Robert Frost You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
Mike Huckabee No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
Jude Law Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off.
Henri Matisse Creativity takes courage.
Alan Watts But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
Thomas Aquinas As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
Albert Camus A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Sean Lennon Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen.

Wallace Stevens

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